Modern Canada

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Modern Canada

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Question 1
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?
A
Warfarin
B
Viagra
C
Penicillin
D
Insulin
Question 2
Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?
A
Montréal Canadiens
B
Toronto Maple Leafs
C
Edmonton Oilers
D
Ottawa Senators
Question 3
Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?
A
The White Cup
B
The Grey Cup
C
The Black Cup
D
The Red Cup
Question 4
In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?
A
1959
B
1969
C
1979
D
1989
Question 5
What is Canada’s official summer sport?
A
Football
B
Soccer
C
Lacrosse
D
Hockey
Question 6
Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?
A
1950
B
1960
C
1940
D
1930
Question 7
In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?
A
1957
B
1951
C
1947
D
1927
Question 8
What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?
A
They’ve all won Oscars
B
They’ve all won Emmys
C
They’ve all won Pulitzer prizes
D
They’ve all won Nobel prizes
Question 9
When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?
A
1940
B
1965
C
1920
D
1947
Question 10
How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?
A
Three times
B
Once
C
Twice
D
Never
Question 11
Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?
A
Galaxy phone
B
Nokia phone
C
The iPhone
D
The BlackBerry
Question 12
Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?
A
Korfball
B
Baseball
C
American football
D
Basketball
Question 13
Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?
A
The heart pacemaker
B
The television
C
Electric light bulbs
D
The telephone
Question 14
Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?
A
Cancer research
B
Multiple Sclerosis research
C
Heart disease research
D
Parkinson’s disease research
Question 15
When was La Francophonie founded?
A
1947
B
1950
C
1975
D
1970
Question 16
The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?
A
The noisy revolution
B
The quiet revolution
C
The Québec revolution
D
The French Revolution
Question 17
Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?
A
Québec
B
Alberta
C
Manitoba
D
British Columbia
Question 18
Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?
A
The Group of Six
B
The Group of Seven
C
The Group of Four
D
The Group of Eight
Question 19
Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?
A
Joseph Bombardier
B
Charles Best
C
Sir Sanford Fleming
D
Alexander Graham Bell
Question 20
Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?
A
Chinese Canadians
B
Mexican Canadians
C
Japanese Canadians
D
Aboriginal Canadians
Question 21
Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?
A
Cambodia
B
Vietnam
C
Korea
D
Laos
Question 22
In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?
A
Hungary
B
South Africa
C
Vietnam
D
Ethiopia
Question 23
In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?
A
1996
B
200
C
1992
D
1988
Question 24
What organizations has Canada joined?
A
NORAD
B
UN
C
NATO
D
All of these
Question 25
Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?
A
China
B
European Union
C
Mexico
D
United States
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